Magic School Bus Spins a Web
What do you do when a 50-foot praying mantis menaces your town? Run like the wind...unless youre in Ms. Frizzles class and shes taken you on a field trip inside a science fiction film, circa 1950. The movies main character, the power-mad General Araneus, is determined to destroy the mantis, but Phoebe wants to trap it and save it! Shrinking to the size of real spiders, the kids discover how spiders construct a variety of silky snares, making them world-champion trappers. Can the kids save the ma
What is Psychology Part I of 2
An introduction to psychology by a professor. This part of the video talks about the history of the definition of psychology, how psychology overlaps with other social sciences, how it fits with science, and the types of psychology. (Video shows slides with key words and narration.)
How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.2
Meet a woman who is having her most traumatic memories wiped by a pill, and a man with no memory. This film reveals how these remarkable human stories are transforming our understanding of this unique human ability.
History of Hollywood: Part of a Series
This is the first part of 11 in a series that traces this history of Hollywood and the film industry. Uses orginial footage. Excellent for film appreciation classes and sociology lessons.
We the People
On May 25th, 1787, a convention began in Philadelphia that would forever change the world. In the months that followed, the delegates to the convention would produce one of the most important documents in human history: The Constitution of the United States. This framework for democracy has been the basis for freedom in the United States and the world for over two hundred years. (01:59)
Realism - Iman Maleki
Iman Maleki is considered to be one of the best realist painters in the world. This slide show exhibits his work beautifully, and also shares some history of the artist himself. Text on slides may be stopped to take notes about the artist.
Video gives the history of the discovery of Saturn and questions the rings around Saturn. Gives interesting facts about Saturn. Discusses the poles of the planet being flattened, the speed of rotation, and the intense storm winds. Video is good quality and appropriate for all ages. Run time 02:02.
Exploration of the planet Saturn. This video gives the history of Saturn, explanation of the rings, and a closeup of its atmosphere. Voyager 2 was sent to Saturn and measured light and pictures of Saturn's moons. Gives information on each of the moons of Saturn. Explains how the ring system was formed and what would happen to the ring particles. There are awesome pictures and a lot of information. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for
"The Death of Emily Bronte"
A Discovery Channel documentary video clip looks at the final years of Emily Bronte's life (1818 - 1848). Starting with the publication of her sister Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre, and the subsequent publication of Emily's Wuthering Heights, which was highly critized at the time, to her brother Bramwell's demise, and Emily's death at Haworth Parsonage. Female narrator, music, quotes from th
Star-Spangled Banner : In This Day in History
In this This Day in History video, the 9/13/1814 writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key is recounted. It was inspired by the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. A fast paced video with little depth, but might be interesting to students if these videos are played on a daily basis.
War of 1812: Siege at Fort McHenry
This video is about ho the siege at Fort McHenry played an integral part of US history? A good video that shows the importance of this day. Students should have a timeline of the war to help them understand why this event is important.
War of 1812 History Film w/ USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)
Poor audio quality aside, this film uses various drawings to depict the major battles of the War of 1812. Film depicts the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) defeat of the British frigate HMS Guerriere, the USS Consitution defeat of HMS Java, the surrender of USS Chesapeake, the sailing of USS Essex through Pacific waters, and other battles that took place on the Great Lakes. Also included in the film is information on Francis Scott Key writing “The Star Spangled Banner” while watching the bat
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
History of President James Garfield
A short summary of James Garfield's accomplishments and life history. President Garfield was the 20th President of the United States. Teachers have to register (free) to download the video. It highlights his life. Good for history classes who sometimes forget this rather interesting man.
Inauguration of President McKinley
This is the first Presidential inauguration captured on film. It is in black and white and shows the President and Vice-President going to the White House for the inauguration and the crowds.
This video is about the presidency of William Howard Taft. Timeline of William H. Taft's life.(Amateur video of authentic film and narration.)
Monet was an impressionist who lived from 1840-1926. He is most famous for his paintings. This video discusses his work and has commentary from an Art History Professor.
Part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
The Moon (Part 2)
Second part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.